January 27, 2020

‘Luanda Leaks’ is the name that has been given to a series of investigations made by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) concerning the alleged appropriation of money made by Isabel dos Santos and her half-brother José Filomeno de Sousa. Is...

November 20, 2019

Britain is facing its biggest tea-related crisis since the 1773 Boston tea party fiasco. Kenya is Britain’s biggest supplier of tea yet the fertile soils in and around Kericho which allows for this supply of tea is under threat. The problem? A Kenyan governor, Paul Che...

October 23, 2019

The Nobel Peace Prize has always been shrouded in irony. Alfred Nobel, the inventor of Dynamite, used the prize as an attempt to give his name nonviolent connotations after his invention had become such a booming success. It was the equivalent of an arsonist giving out...

July 13, 2019

It’s been 25 years since South Africa’s first democratic elections of the 27th of April 1994. These elections ushered in a wave of euphoria and sanguine that South Africa could finally step out of the shadows of Apartheid, and into a brighter future. Since 1994, there...

June 20, 2019

On April 11 Sudanese protesters took to the streets in the capital city of Khartoum to celebrate the stepping down of long-standing former president Omar al-Bashir. Hopes of democracy and civilian rule flooded the crowd. However, the removal of one man from power prove...

March 8, 2019

Nigeria’s presidential election, initially planned for 16 February 2019, was dramatically delayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman Mahmood Yakubu five hours prior to polls opening. On February 23, 2019, after the most expensive Nigerian...

January 11, 2019

In a country that blocked Twitter and Facebook on the day of its 2016 general elections, a new tax on social media becomes another stage of President Museveni’s increasingly controlling policy in his attempts to cling onto power. The tax was introduced in July 2018 and...

January 4, 2019

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking to rebuild the country following the November 2017 coup d’état that ousted Robert Mugabe, and disastrous inflation peaking at 500 billion percent. To do so, Mnangagwa has strategized to “Look East,” turning from the We...

October 1, 2018

Omar al-Bashir’s presidency has been one plagued by war, turmoil and zeal. His re- nomination for the next presidential election by the ruling party in Sudan, the National Congress, will likely promise more of the same.

More a military leader than a political one, and h...

September 30, 2018

Following the announcement of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the 2018 election, there is very little indication Zimbabwe is becoming a more democratic and fair nation. Indeed, the allegations of fraud in the election by both the opposition and international monitors s...

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